I'm not dehydrated, I ate a bunch of vegetables (raw celery, carrots, cucumber, green pepper) and then the headache started. It went away for a bit after dinner, like as soon as I touched my chicken, but then it came back huge an hour later.
I just took Tylenol, this is terrible, it's getting into migraine territory with light sensitivity and nausea.
Maybe eat some carbs and see if that helps? If its not gone by morning Id call a doc.
Hope it passes soon!
Sleep cures mine. Which is a bummer when I've already napped for the day with DD and it comes on in the afternoon. Mostly I wake up with them in the morning, have a midday nap and that helps.
Mama to DD Feb '08 (9lbs), DS Oct '10 (10lbs) , DD Jan '13
My migraines before this preg were about one every week or two. Then I got hit with a migraine a day for about a month. Tylenol does nothing for my migraines and I was worried about the effects of the prescription meds on the bean. So I suffered as long as I could before resorting to the meds.
A cpl weeks ago my best friend suggested it might be my sinuses causing the migraines. I did a bit of research on clearing sinuses without drugs and found the neti pot.
I've been using my neti pot once (sometimes twice) a day and have not had a migraine since! (Though I have had 2 headaches. They never got close to migraine level.)
I'm not saying the neti pot will cure everyone's migraines. Just saying that it is something that worked for me. Wishing you the best.
Amanda : mom to : ds's 14, 12, 9, 1 & dd6
I discovered last time that ice packs worked wonders for making a head ache disappear. I hold it to my head where it hurts for about 3-5 minutes - just until the pain from the cold becomes too much to bear. Voila! Headache gone for about three hours, then repeat when it comes back. Today I brought an ice pack in to keep at my office just in case. This doesn't work at all for regular headaches when I'm not pregnant.
Good luck, I hope this helps!
Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.
I've always been prone to migraines, but over the years I've learned to head them off early with large amounts of Excederine when I feel one coming on .. something I of course can't do now.
For the last two weeks I've had a low grade constant headache for the most part that at times starts pounding and getting into migraine territory. Tylenol does nothing but ease it up for maybe an hour and it comes right back.
I've found drinking an extra 1/2 cup of coffee in the am is helping and of course plenty of water. The neti pot is also an excellent suggestion as I know sometimes my headaches are triggered by sinuses ... also foods, so I'm keeping my meals bland. The last few days have been MUCH better, so I'm thinking maybe there was a surge of hormones or blood flow that my body is now adjusting to.
Hope you can find relief soon.
Candace, Married to dh , Mom to ds (8) , Gavin (9/30/10 - 12/19/10) and cautiously expecting our 4-29-12
Have you cut back on caffeine? A shot of espresso helps me when sleep doesn't.
I'll keep in mind to try applying some caffeine in the future.
Thanks for all the suggestions folks! I think my headaches have mostly been in the late evenings, and the worst part is the light sensitivity, I have a hard time if I have to drive home or if I'm trying to work on the computer or something, it just gets worse and worse and worse and then I start getting really light sensitive and nauseated.
Last night, I don't think the Tylenol did ANYTHING, but I ate some really high protein, salt, fat, food, felt immediately better, and then went to sleep and I woke up feeling fine. I think takeout might be my friend here.
Trying to sleep works the best for me, but sometimes when I wake up there is still a hint of pressure behind my eyes. I hope this doesn't last!
Hope you feel better.
happy wife to dh and loving mom to dd (1yr) with another little one on the way in July!!
expecting #3 October 26, 2010
expecting #3 October 26, 2010
hope they end soon for you!
DD born 9/24/2010 :